The Argentine President determined through Decree No. 1117/2016 the types of work, activities, occupations and tasks that are dangerous for people under the age of 18 .
Taking into consideration what has been set forward by Law No. 25,255 (by which the Worst Forms of Child Labor Convention, 1999 was approved), Law No. 24,650 (by which the Minimum Age Convention, 1973 was approved), and Law No. 26,390 regarding the Prohibition of child labor and protection of teenage labor, Decree No. 1117/2016 determines a series of jobs, activities, occupations and tasks that represent a risk to those under 18 years of age.
Although the list provided in the Decree is not restrictive, amongst the main statements it includes:
- Those in which children/teenagers are exposed to physical, psychological or sexual abuse;
- Those performed underground / underwater, in height or in confined spaces;
- Those that involve the manipulation of dangerous elements (cutting, piercing, toxic elements, etc.);
- Those that are performed in an environment exposed to noises, vibrations, high/low temperatures, etc.;
- Those performed during the night shift;
- Those related to the production, distribution or sale of alcoholic beverages;
- Those performed on the thoroughfare or means of transport;
- Those that imply transfers to other Provinces or to transit National Borders;
- Those involving erotic modelling;
- Those that do not possess express clearance from the Labor Administrative Authority of the corresponding jurisdiction.
As well as this last Subsection, Section 2 of the aforementioned Decree empowers the Labor Minister, along with employer and workers' organizations, to review the list and dictate the complementary and/or explanatory rules that they deem necessary.
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